April 27, 2016 — The number of IVC filter lawsuits against C.R. Bard quadrupled last month to nearly 400 cases, according to a report issued by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML).
The size of the litigation skyrocketed from 93 cases in March to 383 cases in April. The lawsuits are centralized in the U.S. District Court for Arizona under U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell, MDL No. 2641 IN RE: Bard IVC Filters Products Liability Litigation.
Cook Medical was hit with another 50 lawsuits last month, bringing the total number of IVC filter lawsuits to 343. The litigation is pending in federal court in Indiana under Chief Judge Richard L. Young (MDL No. 2570).
Over 700 federal lawsuits have now been filed against Cook Medical and C.R. Bard. They accused of selling defective medical devices and failing to warn about risks. In the last decade, hundreds of people have been injured and dozens have died from IVC filter complications like organ perforation, bleeding, blood clots, pulmonary embolisms, and more.
One recent lawsuit (PDF) was filed by a woman named Amber Nordin who was implanted with the Bard Eclipse® filter in October 2012. Unfortunately, the device migrated and became embedded in her body. In January 2014, she underwent surgery but doctors were unable to remove pieces of the broken filter. According to her lawsuit:
“Plaintiff has suffered and will continue to suffer significant medical expenses, extreme pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, disability, scarring and disfigurement, and other losses.”
The lawsuit was filed on January 12 in the U.S. District Court for South Dakota, IN RE: Amber Nordin v. C.R. Bard, Inc.; Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc. (Case No. 4:16-cv-04005).
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